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post #1261 of 1785
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Originally Posted by SageTheWizard View Post

I use a.... tan rubber band.  I wonder if a hair tie would work equally as well.

 


I ordered mine from Japan through Amazon.  Cost 200USD. 

 

I use 3 hair ties (looped together to make them longer) and it works very well

post #1262 of 1785

Something I noticed while browsing through Kakaku...

 

The AD900X and AD1000X have both recently seen massive sudden price jumps.

 

The AD900X has jumped to 15,000 Yen

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000428776/pricehistory/

 

The AD1000X has jumped to 35,000 Yen

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000428775/pricehistory/

 

The price jumps do not seem to reflect natural changes in supply and demand because they are sudden hikes that have a 'floor' price with no organic movement.

 

For reference the AD2000X has not jumped in price:

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000428774/pricehistory/

 

I am guessing that Audio Technica is setting new minimum prices for their dealers - possibly because they were far too low, or maybe because they are now aware of international customers purchasing these headphones with mail forwarding services?

post #1263 of 1785
one more reason we should all just get the 2000x smily_headphones1.gif
post #1264 of 1785
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Something I noticed while browsing through Kakaku...

 

The AD900X and AD1000X have both recently seen massive sudden price jumps.

 

Could it have something to do with AT reacting to the weaker yen and high international demands of these models?

post #1265 of 1785
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Originally Posted by jjmai View Post

 

Could it have something to do with AT reacting to the weaker yen and high international demands of these models?

 

Nope. Have you ever been to japan? It probably has to do with their lower end range of headphones being avaible in japan-wide electronic stores for the full price only. The prices you get on kakaku are prices by online shops and speciality stores located in akihabara etc where they get alot of tourists and other bypassers. Japan is very big and in the rest of japan and it's non specialised electronic stores you pay the full price for headphones (same as here in germany btw). These stores also never carry anything higher than the A900x/AD900 line. It's obvious that Audio Technica doesn't want you to buy an A1000x online for the same price as the A900x offline ;)


Edited by bizkid - 7/25/13 at 5:57am
post #1266 of 1785
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Originally Posted by bassboysam View Post

one more reason we should all just get the 2000x smily_headphones1.gif

 

Just ordered minebiggrin.gif

post #1267 of 1785

What is the main difference in sound between the AD900X (which I own) and the AD1000X / AD2000X?

post #1268 of 1785
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Just ordered mine:D

nice!
post #1269 of 1785

Currently I own the AD900X, looking for upgrade to AD2000X. But there's someone selling the AD2000 used set, anyone knows whats diff between the X version and non?

post #1270 of 1785

Hey, I need a new set of headphones and im from Canada. Wondering if theres a way to get the AD700x's shipped to Canada using amazon jp? My local store has them but they're twice as expensive.

 

EDIT: So amazon JP doesn't ship to US or Canada. How would I go about getting these sent to me?


Edited by QuickSkope - 7/26/13 at 9:55am
post #1271 of 1785
maybe try pricejapan.com
post #1272 of 1785
Waynes world would probably know, iirc he's Canadian and got the AD900x from Japan.
post #1273 of 1785
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Originally Posted by QuickSkope View Post

Hey, I need a new set of headphones and im from Canada. Wondering if theres a way to get the AD700x's shipped to Canada using amazon jp? My local store has them but they're twice as expensive.

 

EDIT: So amazon JP doesn't ship to US or Canada. How would I go about getting these sent to me?

 

You need to get them shipped from amazon japan to tenso, and then pay tenso to ship them to you. Tenso charges approx $40 CN to ship them to Canada. Once you place your order on amazon japan, you'll get your headphones within a week. Tenso takes a few minutes to get setup (and there are plenty of "tips" posts on getting setup), and once done, you're good to go.

 

Note: you need to supply tenso with a document with your name/address and birthdate on it. I took a photo of my drivers license, and then blacked out everything except my name/address/birthdate, and it was accepted right away.

post #1274 of 1785
Humm, wondering it wouldn't be abbettery idea to just get some Ultrasone Pro 550s. Everyone raves about the Technical though :S.

Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk 2

EDIT: Found some locally for 150. Im wondering how these would be for gaming. Im in need of headphones for university, for gaming and for music when im studying.
Edited by QuickSkope - 7/26/13 at 11:31am
post #1275 of 1785
If you're looking for headphones for university, I assume you don't want your sounds leaking out and your roommates sounds leaking in, so maybe the open back audio technicas aren't great for you? The WS99 from audio technica is also good, though. Doesn't need amp, good bass and sound, works for music and is nice for gaming.
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